Visitors at the World Trade Center site are getting a closer look at the September 11th Memorial and Museum.
A preview site opened Wednesday at 20 Vesey Street, a former camera store, between Broadway and Church.
Visitors will now be able view construction progress through live images and record their personal stories.
The preview will feature models of what the World Trade Center site will look like when completed, along with artifacts from the museum's collection.
"The preview site is an incredibly important thing that we've done because thousands of visitors already come to Ground Zero now," said President Joe Daniels of the National September 11th Memorial and Museum. "They come down, they see the blue fencing, they see a construction site and we wanted to give them a chance through this preview site to learn about what's being built and to participate in building the memorial and museum."
"I had rebuilt my brother James Cartier's motorcycle. James was on the 105th floor of the South Tower and was killed on 9/11," said John Cartier, a World Trade Center victim's brother. "And I was waiting for the right place to bring this bike that I rebuilt in his memory and this place was it."
The preview site is open seven days a week and is free.
The Memorial Museum is scheduled to open in time for the 10th anniversary of the attacks.